Summer Programs and Camps
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Summer enrichment Programs and Camps

 

Every summer, ECSU offers academic enrichment camps for middle and high school students on the ECSU campus. Programs include a wide variety of topics ranging from science, aerospace, math, robotics, reading, transportation and more. Campers make new friends and experience life on a college campus in a safe, fun learning environment.

SUMMER 2018

Summer Transportation Institute (STI)
Dates: June 11 - July 9 | 9am-3pm
Cost:
Free
Ages:
11th - 12th Grade (Non - Residential)

The primary goal of STI at ECSU is to introduce high school students to the potential STEM career opportunities that exist in the area of transportation. Activities will include classroom instruction and laboratory experiments. Field trips will expose the students to a wide variety of careers in transportation while emphasizing the importance of mastering a STEM education.

Contact Info:
Dr. Ellis Lawrence  | 252-340-3446 | eelawrence@ecsu.edu
Dr. Kuldeep Rawat | 252-335-3846 |
ksrawat@ecsu.edu


 NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy & Aviation Education Career (ACE) Academy
Dates: June 17 - 22  or  July 8 - 13
Cost:
Free
Ages:
9th - 12th Grade (Residential Camp)

The goal of the program is to improve STEM knowledge and skills by engaging students, family members and teachers through integration of emerging technologies. Activities during summer will introduce students to STEM fields to careers in aerospace through a balanced mix of theory, hands-on activities, field trips, and guest seminars/lectures. The project will adopt a well-established NASA curriculum with problem- based learning at its core and integrate 3D printing technology, sensor-based measurement systems, and mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design activities to enhance authentic and experiential learning experiences.

Contact Info:
Dr. Kuldeep Rawat | 252-335-3846 | ksrawat@ecsu.edu
Mr. Orestes Gooden | 252-335-3822 | odgooden@ecsu.edu


NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy  “A Mission to Mars”
Dates: June 18 - 22
Cost:
Free
Ages:
6th - 8th Grade (Non - Residential Camp)

The NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy program at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is collaborating with NEAAAT to offer four satellite, non-residential, aerospace academy camps on ECSU campus. These camps will draw students from eight neighboring counties. Camps are only open to NEAAAT students.

The Minority University Research and Education Project will adopt a well-established NASA STEM curriculum with problem-based learning at its core charged with the commitment to increase STEM exposure of underserved and underrepresented students in grades K– 12. This week —long structured STEM enrichment program engages middle school students in activities that improve their analytical skills within science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participants will develop and strengthen the skills and knowledge needed for success in STEM studies and STEM Careers.

This year’s theme “A Mission to Mars” will use STEM skills to design, construct, and simulate a virtual trip to Mars utilizing activities through both individual and group work with cooperative learning that reinforces hands-on and classroom learning.

Contact Info:
Dr. Kuldeep Rawat | 252-335-3846 | ksrawat@ecsu.edu
Ms. Tonya Little | 252-217-3711 | tonyalittle@northeastacademy.org


Pathways in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing (PiMERS) Middle School Program
Dates: June 18 - 29 | 10am-3pm
Ages:
Rising 7th - 8th Graders (Non - Residential)

Pathways in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing (PiMERS) represents a joint effort between ECSU and NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). In addition, the Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) representing 54 MSIs will support this contribution to the NASA national efforts for achieving excellence in STEM education.  PiMERS is a two-year project, which contributes to the effective implementation of NASA’s educational goals and objectives using NASA’s unique assets and capabilities in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing. In addition, PiMERS will provide the opportunity to include the areas of computational chemistry and aviation, through the PiMERS Advisory Board, future strategy sessions and NASA LaRC research seminars.

Contact Info:
Dr. Roger Hathaway | 252.335.3696 | roger.hathaway64@verizon.net


 Upward Bound Program
Dates:
June 24 - Aug. 4
Cost:
Free
Ages:
9th - 11th Grade

Elizabeth City State University’s Upward Bound Program provides fundamental support to high school students preparing to attend college. This federally funded program is also designed to motivate students academically and to provide opportunities for participants to improve their pre-college performance and ultimately succeed in higher education pursuits.  

There are two components of the program, a Summer Residential Component (from June to August) and an Academic Component (September to May); each component is uniquely designed, incorporating activities that will prepare students academically, build their social skills and expose them to diverse cultural experiences.

The Summer Residential Component of the program will take place on the campus of ECSU from Sunday, June 24, 2018, to August 4, 2018. There is no fee to participate in the program; however, students must complete an application and meet eligibility criteria to participate in the Upward Bound Program. An application can be obtained by clicking this link http://www.ecsu.edu/academics/programs/upwardboundapp-2018.pdf.

Contact Info:
Dr. Kimberly Stanley, Coordinator | 252-335-3370
Mrs. Quay Dozier, Director of Special Programs | 252-335-3368

Upward Bound Brochure


Boys' Basketball Summer Camps
Dates: June 25-28 |  July 16-20  |  July 23-26

DAY CAMP
Time: Monday - Thursday | 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: R. L. Vaughan Center

Fee: $99 
Ages: 7-15

EXTENDED CARE
Time: 3–5 PM
Fee: $60 for the week
(This program is available for all weeks of camp.)

Elizabeth City State University Basketball is geared toward teaching fundamental skills while promoting an atmosphere of fun and competitive basketball under the supervision of college coaches and players. They will participate in drills, 5 on 5 games, competitions and daily demonstrations. There will be a break in the middle of the day for lunch. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt, camp basketball and a camp certificate. Space is limited.

Contact Info:
Dept. of Athletics: 252-335-3387

Brochure & Registration


 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) and Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) 4-Week Coding Institute
Dates: July 5 - 31
Ages:
Undergraduate students majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields) 

The goal of this institute is to cover the core skills needed to be productive in the design and maintenance of science gateways. The program will be presented as short tutorials alternated with practical experiences, and all instruction will be done via live coding. Ten participants will be selected for the Coding Institute. Participants of the Coding Institute will receive a weekly stipend of $500 plus funding for transportation and housing.  All selected participants will be required to attend both the PEARC18 and Gateways 2018 conferences. Funding to attend both conferences will be provided by SGCI's Workforce Development.

***All slots have been filled***


Summer Transportation Institute
Dates: July 5 - 31
Time: 8am -5pm (daily)
Ages:
 Middle School 
(Non-Residential)
Cost: Free

This project will impact middle school students by providing career awareness and learning experiences that focus on transportation and related courses of study. Students will enroll in five classes; Enhancement, STEM, Entrepreneurship, Career Exploration, and Project Designing. During this four week period students will be exposed to rigorous hands- on, inquiry-based activities and lab experiences in STEM. The summer session will include field trips and other activities that incorporate self-discovery, cooperative learning, goal setting, career exploration, as well as academic/career advising.  

Contact Info:
Mr. Antonio Rook | 252-335-3468 | adrook@ecsu.edu


Vikings Enhancing STEM Innovation and Collaboration (VESTEMic)
Dates: July 9 - 13
Ages:
Pre-Viking Boot Camp for Incoming STEM Freshmen (Residential)

Selected participants will come to ECSU to attend a one-week residential program to transition into campus life.  During this time, students will participate in the following activities:  First-Year Survival Workshops, Orientation to the G.R. Little Library, Critical Thinking Exercises, Computational Tools, Overview of Plans of Study, Blackboard Course Management System, Time Management, and Health and Wellness.  Participants will be assigned a faculty, peer, and/or alumni mentor. Parents will participate in a half-day orientation session which will allow them to experience a typical day of a STEM major.  “Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation under award #1818774.”

Contact Info:
Dr. Gloria Payne | 252-335-3244 | gepayne@ecsu.edu
Dr. Harry Bass | 252-335-3189 | hsbass@ecsu.edu


Pathways in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing (PiMERS) Leadership Academy for Young Men sponsored by STEP UP, Inc.
Dates: July 16 - 25 | 10am-3pm
Ages:
Rising 9th Graders to College Level Students (Non-Residential)

Pathways in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing (PiMERS) represents a joint effort between ECSU and NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). In addition, the Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) representing 54 MSIs will support this contribution to the NASA national efforts for achieving excellence in STEM education.  PiMERS is a two-year project, which contributes to the effective implementation of NASA’s educational goals and objectives using NASA’s unique assets and capabilities in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing. In addition, PiMERS will provide the opportunity to include the areas of computational chemistry and aviation, through the PiMERS Advisory Board, future strategy sessions and NASA LaRC research seminars.

The academic goal of this program is for the participants to have research experience and gain knowledge in the field of cybersecurity as well as robotics. This program also provides enrichment in social, fiscal, and personal responsibility for the youth involved. STEP UP, Inc. is committed to growing young men in the STEM field and showing these young men how to become productive citizens in society. It is the goal of the academy to strengthen the leadership skills of the young men involved so that they become the future leaders of tomorrow.

Contact Info:
Dana Poole | 252.335.3475 |  dvpoole@ecsu.edu